Imagine being able to wish Christmas greetings in a number of different languages. What better way to spread Christmas cheer than with multilingual skills? Whether you’re speaking with business associates from abroad or you’re catching up with some far-flung family, wishing a simple ‘Merry Christmas’ in a different language is, at the very least, quite impressive.
Did you know that vast numbers of cultures across the world celebrate Christmas? In fact, Christmas is observed in over 160 countries across the world (so you won’t run short of people to impress with your newfound talent). All jokes aside, lots of cultures will appreciate your well-wishes given that the Christmas period is often considered sacred.
To learn how to offer Merry Christmas greetings in different languages, simply follow our visual guide. Further on, we have also covered the different days and ways in which certain countries celebrate Christmas, to equip you with the knowledge of when to wish someone a Merry Christmas too.
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How do countries celebrate Christmas?
From Toronto to Timbuktu, Christmas means different things to different people. In Belgium, for example, children believe that ‘Sinterklaas/St. Niklaas’ brings presents on 5th and 6th of December. Over in Japan (where Christmas has only been celebrated the last few decades), Christmas Eve is considered more important than the 25th and is, in general, thought to be quite a romantic day. In New Zealand, Christmas comes around slap-bang in the middle of summer, while in eastern French tradition, Père Noël (Father Christmas) is accompanied by Le Pere Fouettard, a man traditionally dressed in black. Across the world and in all corners, Christmas holds all sorts of significance! Make sure to carry out some research to find out when and how certain cultures celebrate Christmas, to really perfect your Christmas wishes to friends, family, colleagues and clients across the globe.
Have a (multilingual) Merry Christmas from us at WHYPAY?
There you go! In the run-up to Christmas, you can spread an enormous amount of Christmas cheer using your newly acquired skill. Who knows where it could take you?! If you want to impress clients, surprise family, or simply advertise your famously sophisticated worldliness, our guide is just what you need.
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